Undue Influence: The Pathway to Abuse in Later Life

Undue Influence: The Pathway to Abuse in Later Life, Room: Oklahoma H

Thursday - September 13, 2018: 10:30 a.m. - noon

Abuse in later life is increasing throughout the country. The abuser is often someone the victim has an intimate relationship with, such as a spouse/partner, adult child, other family member, or caregiver. In many of these cases, the abuser is using undue influence to exploit the trust, dependency, and fear of the victim in order to gain control over their intimate partner. Anyone involved in an intimate relationship can become a victim of undue influence, but certain situations can increase one's vulnerability. Participants in this workshop will learn how to identify undue influence in intimate partner violence. We will also explore the obstacles to identifying undue influence when the victim is in an ongoing relationship with the abuser, the boundaries of undue influence, and strategies to mitigate the effects of undue influence.



Cathy Wood

Regional Representative - National Adult Protective Services Association (NAPSA)